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Uprize! (U.S. Premiere) + Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom

May 7, 4:15 pm

Uprize!

Director: Sifiso Khanyile
Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Running Time: 58 min.
Language: English

On the morning of June 16, 1976, students gathered to protest the use of the Afrikaans language in schools. What started out as a planned peaceful march turned into a bloody confrontation with the police. The student protests spread to other parts of South Africa, causing an economic instability that rapidly plunged the country into crisis. Uprize! looks at the political, social, and cultural conditions that shaped the uprising, how those ideas we transformed into liberatory action, and how those actions helped shape the democratic society we live in today.

 

Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom

Director: Lebert Bethune
Country: Jamaica/USA
Year: 1967
Running Time: 20 min.
Language: English

Bethune’s film portrays Malcolm X at a time when his views were evolving to include what was going on in the world at large. It features interviews filmed during Malcolm X’s trip to Europe and Africa shortly before his assassination in the United States, interspersed with scenes of African rebellion.

Uprize! looks at the political, social, and cultural conditions that shaped the 1976 Soweto student uprising. Bethune’s film portrays Malcolm X at a time when his views were evolving to include what was going on in the world at large.

 

Co-presented with Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

(Q&A with Sifiso Khanyile, Lebert Bethune)

Venue:

Film Society of Lincoln Center – Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

144 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States